12/07/2020

Cane & Bamboo Industry of India

  CANE & BAMBOO INDUSTRY OF INDIA   India has long been a hub for traditional bamboo and cane products. Since ancient times, bamboo and cane were used by the tribal as a means for expressing their creativity and artistic streak as well as to make useful items of daily use. Indian handicrafts, especially products made...

12/01/2020

Firozabad Glass Industry

FIROZABAD GLASS INDUSTRY Glass is a unique material for the expression of art and craft. Amongst all material, it offers the highest degree of flexibility for shaping into a wide variety of products varying in design, forms, color and appearance. Firozabad, located in western Uttar Pradesh, India, is a huge industrial base for glass...

11/25/2020

Moradabad Brass

BRASS WORK FROM MORADABAD   India is the largest Brassware making country in the world. This art has been practiced in India over a thousand years. According to archeological records, brass was popular in India since the third century BC and most of the idols of gods and goddesses were made of this metal. Moradabad,...

11/18/2020

Indian Silk

INDIAN SILK Silk is the most elegant textile in the world with unparalleled grandeur, natural sheen, inherent affinity for dyes, high absorbance, light weight, soft touch and high durability and known as the “Queen of Textiles” all over the world. It has a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. Silk has many...

11/09/2020

Khadi

Khadi is a term used for fabrics that are handspun and handwoven, usually from cotton fiber. Khadi, also called khaddar, is a hand-woven natural fibre cloth originating from eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, mainly Eastern India, Northeastern India and Bangladesh, but is now broadly used throughout India and Pakistan. While the fabric is often...

10/26/2020

Block Print

One of the most popular forms of hand printing is - Block printing. Block printing is a method of printing textiles by stamping ink-dipped blocks, made of wood or linoleum, onto fabric. This technique is one of the oldest and simplest ways to create custom fabric. It’s a more versatile and sustainable technique, lends itself well to small bespoke...

10/12/2020

Linen

Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, it is predominantly used for home ware applications. Garments made of linen are desirable in hot and humid climates. Unlike cotton, which tends to retain moisture for a significant period of time, linen dries quickly, which helps reduce heat retention in overly warm conditions. Linen is...

09/29/2020

Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Lucknowi Embroidery - Chikankari

Chikankari is an eminent craft amongst other handloom specialties of India, which has mesmerized one and all from the royals of yore to trendsetting celebrities of today. Lucknow- the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, India is world renowned for its traditional Chikankari embroidery. There are thousands of families involved in Chikankari embroidery...